Meditation and the climate crisis

Mindful Living The COP26 Climate Change Conference, which took place in Glasgow in November 2021 was widely regarded as humanity’s last chance to prevent catastrophic global warming. The consequences of the unjustified war in Ukraine makes it even more difficult to achieve the targets we must attain. In recent years we have seen with increasing…

The ocean of God

Mindful Living To talk about what matters most in life we often have to turn to metaphor because words are inadequate to the task. James Finley has an evocative metaphor that captures an essential truth about the human condition. He suggests that we spend a great deal of time walking on the outer circumference of…

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Love as an active verb

Mindful Living In my article in February I wrote about meditation and marriage and how both contribute to deepening our sense of who we are at the deepest level of our being. Couples are often reminded at the marriage ceremony to view love, not as a noun, but as an action verb; to see love…

Ukraine and Veronica’s Veil

Mindful Living Laurence Freeman who leads the World Community for Christian Meditation spoke recently about the sickening invasion of Ukraine. He said: “It’s a really dark time for the world and we have to approach it with as much faith and hope and love as possible. The way forward is going to be difficult and…

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Meditation and marriage

Mindful Living My wife and I celebrated 45 years of marriage in August.  I have made many commitments in my life, but two of them stand out as having shaped me, as having been deeply formative influences on the person I am today. Those two factors are marriage and meditation. While we married at a…

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